5 Tips to Reduce the Risks of Fire in the Workplace

03 December 2018

Fire in the workplace can have a catastrophic effect on safety, your business, and its assets. Having preventative procedures in place will minimise the risks of fire in the workplace. Here are 5 tips to reduce risks: 1. Implement a Fire Safety Program Implementing a fire safety program is important to minimise risks. The fire safety program must include preparation, prevention, and recognition of fire hazards.It needs to contain a system for maintaining your fire protection equipment such as alarms, fire sprinklers and fire extinguishers regularly. Have your fire safety program available in written form and ensure that all staff […]

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Important Fire Safety Regulations for Buildings in NSW

12 November 2018

Buildings in NSW are required by law to abide by the NSW Planning and Assessment Regulations Act 2000 regarding fire safety. Non-compliance can result in legal consequences and substantial fines. The following is a summary of important Fire Safety Regulations in NSW. • Annual Fire Safety Statement Sydney or NSW areas An annual check of all buildings and fire equipment must be done by a certified fire risk assessments NSW company. When the initial assessment has been completed you will receive an Annual Fire Safety Certificate NSW. Buildings must be assessed thereafter each year for which when approved an Annual […]

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Legal Duties and Responsibilities Around Fire Safety

15 October 2018

Fire safety is important for the health and safety of occupants, as well as to protect the assets of businesses.  All business in Australia have a legal responsibility to provide suitable fire safety procedures and equipment. Sydney and other New South Wales areas must adhere to the following regulations: • Regular Inspections and Certification All fire safety measures must be inspected by a properly qualified person or persons to ensure that the appropriate fire protection measures are being maintained to the required standard of performance. Any business who is certified in Fire Risk Assessment NSW may complete the inspection, and […]

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